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14 Key Logo Design Trends of 2020

Need a new logo? Whether you’re starting from scratch or just planning a tweak to a current mark, understanding shifts in logo design trends can help you create a design with a modern touch. The theme in logo design is to create something simple and distinctive. With so many new websites and brands and companies coming online almost every day, it’s no wonder that logos are trending toward designs that stand out. Here’s a look at a few logo design trends for 2020, and how you can make them work for you… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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Sell Merch: How to Design, Print and Sell Custom Merchandise

Do you have a stellar idea for a shirt or water bottle design? Not sure how to get that idea into the hands of people who want to buy it? You might need Sell Merch, a collection of tools and resources that are designed to help you get from idea to sales with advice on everything from how to get started to understanding printing and shipping. Here’s a look at Sell Merch with some ideas for getting started with merchandise sales. What is Sell Merch? Sell Merch has been around for over a… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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10+ Best Free Portfolio Website Tools & Templates in 2020

Do you need a portfolio website right now? There are a variety of online tools and templates that can help jumpstart the process so you can feature your work online quickly. This list is packed with options that provide free plans to help you get started. (Note that many do also offer paid options with the ability to customize or add premium features.) Here are a few tools that can help writers, designers, photographers, artists, or pretty much anyone get their portfolio online this week… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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50+ Best CV & Resume Templates 2020

A first impression can either make or break your chance of landing a dream job. So choosing one of the best resume templates can give you a fantastic head start. These modern CV templates for Word, Pages, and InDesign are the perfect starting point for creating your new and improved resume! These beautifully designed resume templates will help you stand out from the crowd, help you showcase the right skills, and improve your chances of landing the job. Some of the templates are free, and others cost a… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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15+ Background Design Trends & Styles for 2020

One of the most important early design decisions you will make is what kind of background will carry a project. Should it be a single color, colorless, use trendy elements such as geometric shapes, gradients or wood grain patterns? Or would a solid background design can help make a project shine? Staying on trend with background design styles is important as well. A trendy background choice shows that a website design is modern and the content is new. A modern visual framework can even signal a user that… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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100+ MacBook Mockup PSD Templates 2020

Whether you’re looking for a MacBook mockup or a MacBook Pro mockup, we have you covered with this extensive collection. We’re featuring a mix of MacBook mockups, realistic illustrations, and flat/stylised versions of these MacBook notebooks for all types of use case. Totaling over a hundred different MacBook mockups in all shapes and sizes, these are great for dropping in your own work, applications, wallpapers or examples to give them a unique look-and-feel. Some are free, some cost a few dollars… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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40+ Best Photoshop Brushes of 2020

Today, we’re bringing you a collection of the best Photoshop brushes for creating amazing designs like a pro without having to break the bank. We know for a fact that designers love to collect all kinds of brushes. That’s why we made sure to include a mix of Photoshop brushes in this post that will be useful in creating various types of designs, including everything from drawing to painting, coloring, texturing, shading, and much more. We’ve collected a mix of free Photoshop brushes, and high-end… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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15+ Typography Trends for 2020

Want to give your design a quick facelift? Using new and interesting typography trends might be the answer. Designers are opting for less elaborate typefaces and pairing them with bold color, cutouts, gradients, and even customizations to create lettering that stands out. Changing typefaces or recreating an image or header in a trending style can give a design a fresh look without a full-scale overhaul. Not sure where to start? This list features typography trends with examples to use as inspiration for… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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30+ Best Poster Mockup Templates 2020

Without the right poster mockup to showcase your work professionally, your poster design doesn’t have the chance to stand out from the crowd. It’s often easy to overlook the way you present and showcase your poster designs! That’s why it’s worth investing in a set of useful poster mockup templates, to showcase your work in a beautiful setting. If you’re working on a poster design right now, you’re in luck. Because we’ve picked out a collection of the absolute best poster mockups from all over the web… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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40+ Best Scene and Mockup Generators of 2020

It isn’t always easy to find the right mockup for your header or feature image. Using a mockup generator can help you tweak and customize a mockup to match your needs perfectly. Mostly because high-quality stock photos and images are hard to find, and can come with hefty price tags. Even when you do find a great image, you later discover that someone else is using that exact same image on a different website. Which brings you back to square one. However, there’s a simpler solution to this problem: Scene… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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How to Be a Freelance Graphic Designer in 2020: A 10 Step Plan

Do you have dreams of ditching your day job and becoming a full-time freelance graphic designer? Start putting your plan in motion. Most freelancers start with graphic design as a side hustle, but with determination, business planning, and a solid work ethic, you can build as much business as you want to create a sustainable career. Here are 10 steps to help you get started. Trust me, I’ve tested them all in my decade as a freelancer! Step 1: Start Building a Portfolio A strong… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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Create Illustrations, Logos, and More With Vectornator Pro

Looking for an alternative when it comes to vector design software? Vectornator is a solid, new option for Mac users with a robust collection of tools that also work on iPads, iPhones, and desktop computers. Today, we’ll take a look at this tool with the new Vectornator Pro release, which has even more features than the already-functional Vectornator X version. Find out what this app has to offer, explore a few key features, and learn about how to take it for a spin yourself! What is… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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How Much Does Logo Design Cost in 2020?

When considering how to design a logo, one of the most common questions has nothing to do with the creation of a brand element. It’s about pricing. How much does a logo design cost? The answer is pretty complicated and depends on a lot of factors. Today, we’re going to look into logo design costs (and benefits of a professional design). Even if we can’t narrow down an exact price for you, this guide can serve as a starting point. It should help you get a feel for the different price brackets of the… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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50+ Best Photoshop Actions of 2020

Adobe Photoshop Actions are a great feature of the app, allowing you to create a process or workflow, record how it worked, and then easily repeat the process again for other photographs or design elements. Today we’ve collected some of the best Photoshop actions out there, for photographers and graphic designers alike. They cost just a few dollars but give you an incredibly powerful toolkit to easily repeat complex and intricate processes. What Are Photoshop Actions? Actions is a useful tool… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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15 Web Design Trends to Watch in 2020

The average life of a website is three years. And design elements – such as color and typography – often get updated more frequently than that. That’s why it is so important to keep up with web design trends. Doing this allows you to make small tweaks to your design today so that it won’t be out of date tomorrow. So which web design trends do you need to be on the look-out for this year? This guide will help you create an on-point design plan for 2020! 1. Overlapping Design Elements… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 

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